We are living in a have-it-all, have-it-now world. Access to anything you desire is literally a keystroke away.
There’s one-click ordering. There’s food delivery in 30 minutes or less. There’s credit available with the swipe of a card.
More so than at any time in history, we have forgotten the art of sacrifice.
Can you blame us? Mainstream marketing tells us hundreds of times each day that we should have it all, and that we should have it right now.
The problem with this have-it-all-right-now mindset is that real accomplishments require sacrifice and delayed gratification. And these real accomplishments are where true satisfaction is found.
Think about it for a moment. When was the last time that you felt proud of something that you’ve done? I doubt that it was for the shoe purchase that you just one-click ordered online 🙂 More likely it was for a big project that you tackled at work, or a meal that you cooked for your family, or an 8K (or marathon!) that you finished.
Those proud moments have one thing in common: they all require sacrifice and delayed gratification. You gave up your time, you invested your attention and efforts, you put in the miles.
And then you achieved your goal and experienced that sweet satisfaction.
Learning how to sacrifice and delay gratification, rather than getting something right now, is a skill set. This skill set can grow as you use it more often. Just like a muscle that becomes stronger under resistance, your ability to sacrifice your immediate needs in favor of a larger accomplishment will improve the more you use it.
Sacrifice and delayed gratification are the names of the game when it comes to getting into great shape. Get comfortable with sacrifice and you’ll achieve any goal.
I know that’s not what any of us want to hear. We’d prefer the one-click-to-dream-body button over months of a controlled diet plan and challenging workouts. But by embracing and enhancing your ability to sacrifice you’ll gain traction on all of your big life goals, including getting that dream body.
I’m here to help you achieve your fitness goals. Yes, it’s going to require that you put in hard work and sacrifice, and I’ll be there with you every step of the way. Call or email me today to get started.
PLUS: Whenever you’re ready… here are 3 ways I can help you take YOUR fitness to the next level:
1. Book a FREE 45 Minute Free Fitness Strategy Session
Got a specific fitness goal in mind? Just got a list of questions you need answered? In 10 years as a fitness professional, there’s not much I haven’t seen. We’ll knock it out and you can go on your merry way knowing how best to approach your goal.
Reply to this email with “Fitness” in the subject
2. Inquire about joining the Ignition Fitness
Want to join a super motivated group of people just like you? We meet in person 2-3x/ week and work in small groups with a program personalized to your unique goals. There is so much more you get with this but the only way to apply is through a call with me.
To inquire just respond to this email with “Join” in the subject.
3. Work with me One-on-One
If you’d like to work directly with me to do things like train pain-free, great a balanced healthy lifestyle or simply get yourself out of a rut … just reply to this message and put “One-on-One” in the subject line…tell me a little about yourself and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!